Season 12 brings changes in judges, auditions for “American Idol”

A mostly new panel of judges, new auditioning methods and locations keep Season 12 “American Idol” interesting.
by Heather Warlick Published: January 15, 2013
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“When it's his turn to speak, he gives his mind and he won't put up with anybody else knocking a kid down,” Lythgoe said. “He's had rows with Mariah, Randy and Nicki. A big one with Nicki in truth.”

Mike Knopp alluded to something unexpected in the Oklahoma City portion of the show. He is executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, where much of the local audition process was held.

“I think there will be some surprises on the show for Oklahoma City” Knopp said, mysteriously. “Let me put it this way, (the judges and crew) had a great time here and I think it will really show in the show.”

HEATHER WARLICK

Staff Writer

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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